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BioCTS 2012: Advanced Conformance Test Architectures and Test Suites for Biometric Data Interchange Formats and Biometric Information Records

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Author(s)

Fernando L. Podio, Dylan J. Yaga, Christofer J. McGinnis

Abstract

The Computer Security Division of NIST/ITL supports the development of biometric conformance testing methodology standards and other conformity assessment efforts through active technical participation in the development of these standards and the associated conformance test architectures and test suites. BioCTS 2012 is biometric conformance test software designed to test implementations for conformance to various biometric data interchange format standards. BioCTS 2012 for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 tests implementations of NIST SP 500-290 ANSI/NIST ITL 1-2011 (AN-2011) “Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information” using test assertions documented in NIST SP 500-295, “Conformance Testing Methodology for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information (Release 1.0)”. BioCTS 2012 for ISO/IEC tests implementations of biometric data interchange formats developed by Subcommittee 37 – Biometrics of the Joint Technical Committee 1 – Information Technology of ISO and IEC. Support for testing Biometric Information Records (BIRs) conforming to instantiations of the Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) specified in national and international standards is also provided. BioCTS 2012 for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 is currently designed to support testing of implementations that include any of the Record Types defined in AN-2011, but conformance testing is only performed for the selected Record Types (1, 4, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 17). Plans exist to extend the test tool to support additional Record Types. Information regarding BioCTS 2012 testing architectures, code structure, and other software design details is provided.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7877
Report Number
7877

Keywords

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, biometric, Biometric Information Records, biometrics, CBEFF, conformance testing, conformance test architecture, data interchange formats , encoding, NIEM-compliant, encoding, traditional, standards, ISO/IEC 19794, standard implementations, test assertions, testing methodology

Citation

Podio, F. , Yaga, D. and McGinnis, C. (2012), BioCTS 2012: Advanced Conformance Test Architectures and Test Suites for Biometric Data Interchange Formats and Biometric Information Records, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.7877 (Accessed June 15, 2021)
Created September 14, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018